Tu-154 Russia plane crash: Massive search operation launched Play

Tu-154 Russia plane crash: Massive search operation launched

Six ships from Russias Black Sea fleet have been deployed for search operation after a Russian military aircraft carrying 92 people crashed into the Black Sea within minutes after taking off from Sochi. More than 100 divers were being drafted in to search the area along with a mini-submarine. Dec 26, 2016
US blizzard warning as snow blankets Rapid City, South Dakota Play

US blizzard warning as snow blankets Rapid City, South Dakota

A blizzard warning was in effect over the holiday weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota, US, as the National Weather Service warned people to not attempt to travel. All flights were reportedly cancelled into and out of Rapid City on Sunday, December 25. According to AccuWeather, the blizzard is expected to bring more than a foot of snow on the Dakotas, with Rapid City forecast to be worst hit. This video filmed by a motorist in Rapid City, shows a thick snow blanket covering roads. Dec 26, 2016
Queen Elizabeth II praises unsung heroes in 2016 Christmas message Play

Queen Elizabeth II praises unsung heroes in 2016 Christmas message

Queen Elizabeth II has praised unsung heroes in her annual Christmas message. Among the groups cited in the message were the paramedics, doctors and pilots of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, where Prince William works as a pilot. The Queen also praised the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the Prince’s Trust. Dec 25, 2016
Russia plane crash: Tribute video for Tu-154 victims Play

Russia plane crash: Tribute video for Tu-154 victims

Russian foreign ministry has released a video tribute to commemorate those that died in the Tu-154 plane crash on December 25. The footage shows the faces of some of the 92 people on board the plane that was carrying military personnel, members of the press, and 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemblem a Russian army song and dance group. Dec 25, 2016
Pope Francis delivers 2016 Christmas Message of peace from the Vatican Play

Pope Francis delivers 2016 Christmas Message of peace from the Vatican

Pope Francis used his Christmas Day homily to call for peace for people “scarred by war and harsh conflicts,” and for those harmed by “brutal acts of terrorism.”Speaking from a balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, he called for an end to the conflict in Syria and for Israelis and Palestinians to set aside their differences in the wake of a UN resolution against the construction of Israeli settlements on occupied land. Dec 25, 2016